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The Aphanisis of the Pirandellian Subject

Sforza Tarabochia, Alvise (2013) The Aphanisis of the Pirandellian Subject. Italian Studies, 68 (1). pp. 123-137. ISSN 0075-1634. (doi:10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000036) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:30082)

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Although Pirandello’s oeuvre is very much open to a psychoanalytical reading, to date few have studied it in terms of Lacanian psychoanalysis. This article analyses Pirandello’s Enrico IV and Uno, nessuno e centomila in the light of Lacan’s theory of the subject. It demonstrates how both Pirandello’s and Lacan’s notions of subject rely on a paradoxical Aphanisis (disappearance) of subjectivity itself: according to both authors there is no subjectivity outside of otherness, or outside of the maschere created by the Other through which the subject is alienated.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1179/0075163412Z.00000000036
Uncontrolled keywords: Pirandello, Lacan, subject, aphanisis, intersubjectivity, psychoanalysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance philology and languages
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Italian
Depositing User: Alvise Sforza Tarabochia
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 09:21 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:04 UTC
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